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Storyline 360 – Best practices of using JavaScript to get Custom Print Result

Storyline 360 - Best practices of using JavaScript to get Customized Print Result

Though there are vivid authoring tools, Articulate Storyline would be the best possible tool to create custom elearning courses. The best practice to create more engaging e-learning courses is to include JavaScript in Storyline.

Recently, we were deployed in a project where our stakeholders need an activity to be implemented such that user should take a print out of the entered text as a handout or can be saved as a PDF file. For this, we have used JavaScript and an external HTML page to meet the client requirements in Articulate Storyline 360.

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Random numbers in Articulate Storyline 3

Random numbers in Articulate Storyline 3

Articulate Storyline 3 is one of the highly recommended authoring tool in e-learning industry. Using this tool we can create custom eLearning, engaging and interactive multi-device e-learning solutions. The flexibility to use JavaScript in Articulate Storyline 3 opens new door to customize things beyond the limits.

We came across a customization requirement from our client in which every time the user visits a slide, a random image need to be displayed. To meet this requirement, we used JavaScript and here is the description of the code.

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Typing Animation in Articulate Storyline 360

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Articulate Storyline 360 is one of the most powerful tool to create interactive, engaging and mobile friendly custom eLearning courses.

Articulate Storyline 360 is the latest version equipped with lots of new features. Still there are few activities which do not come as default and need customization. One of them is Typing Animation. In Articulate Storyline, there is no feature for typing effect. We can create this effect by splitting the text and sync each character with the timeline which is time consuming task.

We created a plug-in for typing effect using JavaScript which will ease the work and saves lot of time.
Before we dive into the process, let’s take a quick peek at the sample we have created using this plugin in which all the typing animations are created using JavaScript:

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